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Beware of what goes "bump" (and "squeak" and "flap flap flap") in the night. Dr. Sheila Casper (Dina Meyer) is a respected zoologist dispatched by the government to Gallup, TX, a small community suffering from an unusual number of reported bat attacks. Casper finds this news puzzling, since bats are generally placid creatures who avoid contact with humans. The local sheriff, Emmett Kimsey (Lou Diamond Phillips), assures Casper that the reports are on the level and that something needs to be done about swarms of aggressive bats so thick they blot out the moon. Caspar and Kimsey discover that a new breed of genetically altered bats have escaped from a research facility and taken up residence in a cave near Gallup -- but the nocturnal bloodsuckers have no intention of leaving as quickly as they arrived. Bats was written by John Logan, who had two other projects hit the screen within a few months of Bats' release: Oliver Stone's Oliver Stone and Ridley Scott's Ridley Scott. The supporting cast includes Leon and Bob Gunton. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 22, 1999


Lou Diamond Phillips
as Sheriff Emmett Kimsey
Dina Meyer
as Dr. Sheila Casper
Bob Gunton
as Dr. Alexander McCabe
as Jimmy Sands
Carlos Jacott
as Dr. Tobe Hodge
Marcia Dangerfield
as Mayor Branson
Oscar Rowland
as Dr. Swanbeck


Louis Morneau
Louise Rosner
Brad Jenkel
John Logan
George Mooradian
Graeme Revell
Composer (Music Score)
Glenn Garland
Philip J.C. Duffin
Production Designer
Dale Pollock
Executive Producer
Brent Baum
Executive Producer
John Logan
Executive Producer
Steven Stabler
Executive Producer
Cynthia Epping
Set Designer
Alexis Scott
Costume Designer
Eric Allard
Special Effects
Marco Black
First Assistant Director
Laura Schiff